During peak periods typically during the morning, midday and evening, Intersection counts are usually collected for a few hours at a time.
A billions number of times the intersection count is from one feature class intersect other polylines or polygons in either the same or another feature class. For example, two road features are permitted to intersect once, but not more than once.Traffic counting at intersections is dependent on varying geometric conditions, for example; T-junctions, crossroads, roundabouts and signalized intersections. It is better to say that intersection count obeys all the traffic rules, that’s why vehicles escape from the major accidents.
A major goal of intersection count:
During certain time periods, The goal of the Intersection Turning Movement Counts is to resume the counts of vehicle movements through an intersection. This type of volume compact is used in making decisions regarding the geometric design of the roadway, sign and signal installation, signal timing, pavement marking, traffic circulation patterns, capacity analysis, parking and loading zones, and vehicle classification.
- This data is used in making decisions at a planning-level (e.g., traffic impact analyses), as well as operational analyses-level (e.g., signal installation and timing). During the intersection, volume studies Pedestrian and bicycle movements may be included.
- Also, the aim of the intersection turning movement survey to detail features on mortal arms and assess the traffic flow at the intersection. For the preparation of geometric betterment plans for the critical intersection under the immediate improvement plan and short term measure data collected from these surveys is used.
- For timing traffic signals, designing channelization, planning turn prohibitions, computing capacity, analyzing high crash intersections, and evaluating congestion the traffic data collected by an intersection count are usually used.
- The intersection count is measured at the intersection and it is very much needed in planning turn prohibitions, designing channelization, computing capacity, analyzing high accident intersections etc.